Cold overnight. Rain over Munster, south Connacht and south Leinster, heavy at times, but clearing southwards before dawn. Drier elsewhere, with a few rain or hail showers and with a little sleet in northern areas also. Frost and a few icy patches developing over the northern half of the country, especially away from east and north coastal districts. Lowest temperatures -1 to plus 3 C.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be cold with frost clearing early. It will brighten up gradually through the morning, with some sunny spells developing. But scattered showers too, mainly in northern and eastern counties, with a little sleet or snow possible, mainly on higher ground. Top temperatures just 4 to 7 C., feeling colder in a fresh northeasterly wind.
3 Day Outlook
Headline: Changeable weather continuing. Good dry intervals, especially on Monday, but scattered showers or longer spells of rain at times, especially on Tuesday night. Cold for most of the week, with a risk of frost, but mild for Friday and next weekend.
Sunday night: Most areas dry, but a few wintry showers will occur, mainly along north and east facing coasts. Cold, with widespread frost developing as winds decrease, sharp to severe in places.
Monday: Mainly dry and bright, with some sunshine. Cold. Maximum temperatures 4 to 8 Celsius, in a light to moderate northerly wind. Frost will return to most places on Monday night, but milder, breezy weather will develop along west and southwest coasts, with some patchy rain or drizzle by morning.
Tuesday: Windy and mostly cloudy, with some rain and drizzle, especially in the southwest, west and north, but mainly dry elsewhere. Max. 6 to 9 Celsius, in a fresh to strong southerly wind. On Tuesday night, rain will become widespread, heavy in places.
Wednesday and Thursday: Cold, but bright, with sunny spells. Scattered showers also, most of them in west Munster, Connacht and in Ulster. Some of the showers will be of hail, with a risk of thunder and some may be of sleet, with a risk of hill snow. Max. temperatures just 4 to 8 Celsius, in moderate west to southwest winds on Wednesday, veering west to northwest by Thursday.
Friday and the weekend: Early indications are for milder, windy weather with some rain at times, especially in the west and north.